"Every year at Convention, people come up to me and ask me how it's going. I always say, 'This is for you, so you tell me,'" said Heidi Ham, Vice President, NAA. "Our goal at NAA is to inspire, connect and equip afterschool professionals—and Convention is all about the participant experience."
Over 45 years ago, I graduated from college and excitedly embarked on a career in occupational therapy. I found myself drawn to pediatrics. I always loved children and had five younger brothers and sisters. I was sure I made the right decision.
Last month, Andy the Science Wiz provided 10 tips for providing math enrichment afterschool. Want to include even more math? Check out these additional ideas!
Join the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) in an informational webinar on workforce development in out-of-school time (OST) and school-age child care,
Have you found yourself wondering what all the buzz is about the NAA Convention? Maybe thinking, "What makes it special?" or "That's great ... but what's in it for me (WIIFM)?"
Working in the private and public sectors, I have been involved in science education for over 20 years. From parents and principals, to CEOs and administrators, I am passionate and accustomed to fighting for STEM. Today, I need to speak about something more fundamental.
Did you know that The National Afterschool Association is a great resource for STEM professional development? In a recent survey of the afterschool community, 98% of respondents listed NAA as a place to get valuable resources and information to improve STEM offerings and teaching practices.
Networking. Lots of people talk about it, but what is it, where does it happen, and how do you do it effectively?
This past November, NAA offered for the second consecutive year a Virtual Convention for Afterschool Professionals, which packaged the top-rated workshops from the 2016 NAA Annual Convention and delivered them in a convenient online format.